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Look vs Locate - What's the difference?

look | locate |

As a proper noun look

is or look can be .

As a verb locate is

to place; to set in a particular spot or position.




(en verb)
  • To try to see, to pay attention to with one’s eyes.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Then came a maid with hand-bag and shawls, and after her a tall young lady.
  • *, chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.}}
  • To appear, to seem.
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  • *170? , (Joseph Addison), Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, &c. , Dedication
  • *:but should I publish any favours done me by your Lordship, I am afraid it would look more like vanity than gratitude.
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  • *:So this was my future home, I thought!Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=2 citation , passage=Now that she had rested and had fed from the luncheon tray Mrs. Broome had just removed, she had reverted to her normal gaiety.  She looked cool in a grey tailored cotton dress with a terracotta scarf and shoes and her hair a black silk helmet.}}
  • *2012 , Chelsea 6-0 Wolves
  • *:Chelsea's youngsters, who looked lively throughout, then combined for the second goal in the seventh minute. Romeu's shot was saved by Wolves goalkeeper Dorus De Vries but Piazon kept the ball alive and turned it back for an unmarked Bertrand to blast home.
  • (lb) To give an appearance of being.
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  • To search for, to try to find.
  • To face or present a view.
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  • *Bible, (w) xi. 1
  • *:the east gatewhich looketh eastward
  • To expect or anticipate.
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  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:looking each hour into death's mouth to fall
  • (lb) To express or manifest by a look.
  • *(Lord Byron) (1788-1824)
  • *:Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again.
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  • To make sure of, to see to.
  • *1898 , (Homer), (Samuel Butler) (translator),
  • *:"Look to it yourself, father," answered Telemachus, "for they say you are the wisest counsellor in the world, and that there is no other mortal man who can compare with you.
  • To show oneself in looking.
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  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:My toes look through the overleather.
  • To look at; to turn the eyes toward.
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  • *:Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes..
  • To seek; to search for.
  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:Looking my love, I go from place to place.
  • To expect.
  • :(Shakespeare)
  • To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence.
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  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *:A spirit fit to start into an empire, / And look the world to law.
  • (senseid)(lb) To look at a pitch as a batter without swinging at it.
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  • Hyponyms

    * stare * gaze

    Derived terms

    * look about * look after * look around * look at * look away * look back * look down on * look down upon * look for * look forward * look forward to * look in on * look into * look on * look out * look out for * look over * look through * look to * look up * look up to * look upon * forelook * lookalike, look-alike * look alive * lookee * looker * lookit * look lively * lookout, look-out * look-see * look before you leap * look down one's nose * look daggers at * look here * look oneself * look sharp * look somebody in the eye * look the other way * look what the cat's brought in * mislook * onlooker * overlook * relook * underlook


    (en noun)
  • The action of looking, an attempt to see.
  • (label) Physical appearance, visual impression.
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  • A facial expression.
  • Derived terms

    * have a look * if looks could kill * lookist * outlook * relook






  • To place; to set in a particular spot or position.
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  • The captives and emigrants whom he brought with him were located in the trans-Tiberine quarter.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= T time , passage=The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them, which is then licensed to related businesses in high-tax countries, is often assumed to be the preserve of high-tech companies.}}
  • To find out where something is located.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author=Kevin Heng
  • , volume=101, issue=3, page=184, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= Why Does Nature Form Exoplanets Easily? , passage=In the past two years, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has located nearly 3,000 exoplanet candidates ranging from sub-Earth-sized minions to gas giants that dwarf our own Jupiter. Their densities range from that of styrofoam to iron.}}
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  • The Bat—they called him the Bat.. Most lone wolves had a moll at any rate—women were their ruin—but if the Bat had a moll, not even the grapevine telegraph could locate her.
  • To designate the site or place of; to define the limits of; as, to locate' a public building; to '''locate''' a mining claim; to '''locate (the land granted by) a land warrant (''Note : the designation may be purely descriptive: it need not be prescriptive.)
  • * (Herbert Spencer)
  • That part of the body in which the sense of touch is located .
  • (colloquial) To place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle.(intransitive)
  • Anagrams

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